Janet Jones is an American dancer and model who stepped into the glamour world during her teens with her unique dancing skills, having won the Miss Dance of America competition when she was 16 years old. She accomplished several feats in modeling including featuring on covers of various fashion magazines such as Canadian Flare and Playboy. She has done many TV commercials and infomercials which include Jones Sausage and Jackie Chan’s CableFlex Personal Gym. Jones is also a renowned actress who has garnered fame for portraying Carla Samson on the 1984 drama movie, The Flamingo Kid. Her other notable films and TV shows include Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Dance Fever, and A League of Their Own. In addition, her biggest shot to fame is being the wife of the prominent Canadian ex-professional ice hockey player and former head coach, Wayne Gretzky.
Janet Jones Age and Biography
Wayne Gretzky’s wife was born, Janet Marie Jones in Bridgeton, Missouri, USA on 10th January 1961. She is the sixth of seven children born to her parents, Robert Jones, and wife whose identity is unknown to the media. Her father who died of cancer when she was 15 years old was an aviation worker before his death. Janet Jones completed her basic education from Pattonville High School situated in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
Soon after her graduation, she kicked off her dancing career and participated in the Miss Dance of America competition at the age of 16. The competition of which she emerged the winner was the beginning of good things to come as she went on to feature on widely read magazines like Playboy and Flare. Aside from that, the energetic dancer was also an actress who made her first on-screen appearance on the 1979 television show, Dance Fever as a contestant and later participated in the 1983 episode of The Price is Right competition. One of her biggest roles as an actress came in 1984 when she got the role of Carla Samson in the movie, The Flamingo Kid.
Furthermore, the elegant looking actress appeared together with her daughter, Paulina Gretzky in the 2006 movie, Alpha Dog. She had a role in the 2014 film, The Sound and The Fury. Janet Jones has recorded some notable credits on the big screen which include A League of Their Own, American Anthem, Greese 2 and Two Tickets to Paradise.
Net Worth and Facts About Wayne Gretzky’s Wife
1. Janet Jones’ Marriage and Kids
The veteran actress first met her now-husband, the renowned ex-ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky during the Dance Fever competition in 1984 that he appeared as a celebrity Judge. The duo later got their relationship rolling and moved on to seal their love with a nuptial bond in a talk of the town wedding held on 16th July 1988 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The marriage which has lasted for over three decades is blessed with five children, two daughters, and three sons namely; Paulina born on 19th December, 1988; Ty Robert born on 9th July 1990; Trevor Douglas born on 14th September 1992; Tristan Wayne born on 2nd August 2000 and Emma Marie born on 28th March 2003.
Her daughter, Paulina is an American model and actress who became engaged to the prominent golfer, Dustin Johnson on 18th August 2013. Ty Robert is studying at Arizona State University; Tristan is a professional golfer, Trevor is a former pro baseball player and an actor, while Emma is an actress.
2. Janet Jones’ Wedding
Janet Jones nuptials was an extravagant wedding that was reportedly tagged “Canadian Royal Wedding” as it was aired throughout Canada. Her wedding gown was worth about $40,000 and the famed occasion was reported to amount to a total cost of $1 million.
Janet Jones was accused of being among the New Jersey gambling ring along with some NHL players on 7th February 2006. However, the veteran actress denied the accusation and stated that she has never participated in illegal gambling.
4. Her Height
Jones is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighs 58 kg (128 lb). She further has athletic body measurements of Bust size- 34 inches, Waist size- 24 inches and Hip size – 35 inches. She wears a shoe size of 9 (US) and 7.5 (UK).
5. Her Past Relationships
Prior to Janet Jones’ marriage to Wayne Gretzky, she was in a relationship with Nel Van Patten in 1982 and later got engaged to Vitas Gerulaitis from 1985 to 1987.
6. Jones’ Charitable Work
Jones is an active member of the charitable group, M.Ọ.V.E. which stands for Mobility Opportunities Via Education for children with disabilities.
7. Net Worth
Janet Jones has accumulated a tidy net worth of $10 million which she accrued over the years through her career earnings as well as other endeavors.